Ken and I went to the fair last night (alluded in a prior thread about the babysitter) and while we were there we saw this electronic game thing being sold. It's called the Power Player Super Joystick and looks like this:
The package that we saw said there were 76,000 games from the old Atari and original Nintendo systems built into this thing. We were smart enough to realize there is no way that 76,000 number could be correct since between those two systems there was no where near that amount of games but we did see some of list of games it does have and found out where they came up with that high number. On certain games like Super Mario Bros. they have it split up into different levels, calling each level a different game.
However, the idea of this thing intrigued both of us so much because we both LOVED our Ataris and Nintendos growing up, so we bought one. OMG! It is so fun! So far Ken has been playing Space Invaders, I tried Super Mario Bros. again and we both played some Pinball. Boy, I discovered just how slow my reaction time has gotten over the years of not playing these games. I actually conquered the first Super Mario Bros. back in the day and I couldn't get past level 1-2 tonight!
Even though the selling point of this game is soooo blown out of proportion it was still worth the $50 in my mind. The games I know are on there so far (haven't scrolled through the entire list) are Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, PacMan, Pinball, Super Mario Bros, Tetris (can't wait to play that one again, too!) Millipede, Burger Time and the list goes on and on. Sometime tomorrow I'm going to teach the kids how to play Duck Hunt. The set comes with a little gun for shooting games.
Another bonus is that on the first controller there is a slot where old Nintendo cartridges will plug into it, if you still have yours around. I threw mine away years ago when the Nintendo system quit working properly. Remember how after a few years of use the games wouldn't plug in properly and you had to pull the game out, blow on it and stick it back in, hoping it would work? Well, that happened to mine and I figured with all the new technology and the bigger and better game systems that were always coming out, that it would be outdated and not worth trying to fix anyway, so I threw the games. Dang! I really wish I hadn't now!
I seriously recommend this thing for anyone who grew up playing these games and misses the fun! You could have all your favorites wrapped into one!
For now, I must get some sleep. I'll be talkin' to you tomorrow.
Edited for some missing words throughout the post. It's late; I have GOT to get some sleep!